Firecakes Donuts

Worth driving from anywhere!

Simply walking into Firecakes Donuts is a double-whammy appetizer. The smell of fresh, warm donuts is dizzying; and the sight of all the different varieties on display is overwhelming enough to induce Roadfood panic: How on earth will I have enough appetite to sample all of everything that looks good?

Jane and I were taken here by’s never-fail tipster Gregg Pill (Chitowndiner), who recommended the maple glazed pineapple and bacon donut and the pistachio old fashioned: both outstanding! We also loved a jelly-filled, a coconut cream, and a chocolate espresso.  What struck me about every one we ate was not its cleverness, but its quality. The cream donut really is creamy. Chocolate is of the highest quality. The cake part of cake donuts is as buttery as a homemade birthday cake.

I walked out of this place extremely happy and yet frustrated that I did not have the stamina to eat a maple-filled long john topped with candied bacon, a black-and-white (like the cookie), and about a dozen other varieties, not to mention a house-specialty gelato ice cream donut sandwich. I shall return!

What to Eat
Firecakes Donuts, Donuts
What a fine quartet. At the top is a pistachio old fashioned. Below it, left to right, are a maple-glazed pineapple bacon donut, a little chocolate espresso mini donut, and a classic jelly-filled.
Firecakes Donuts, Orange Poppyseed Donut
Orange Poppyseed Donut
Gregg Pill (Chitowndiner), who took this picture, wrote, "Together with a cold pour coffee, orange poppyseed and pistachio old fashioned are the stuff dreams are made of."
Firecakes Donuts, Rhubarb Fritter
Rhubarb Fritter
"Fritters are always offered,"photographer Gregg Pill noted, "the flavor being seasonal. Here's the rhubarb fritter, a spring-only offering."
Directions and Hours
open now
Sunday6:30am - 10pm
Monday6:30am - 10pm
Tuesday6:30am - 10pm
Wednesday6:30am - 10pm
Thursday6:30am - 10pm
Friday6:30am - 12am
Saturday6:30am - 12am
This restaurant is featured in the following eating tours.
5 stops | 25 MILES | 1 hr 12 min

Long before the apotheosis of food trucks, Chicago was a city where a person could eat extremely well without picking up a knife and fork. Here is a day's worth of utensil-free deliciousness, starting with spectacular donuts at Firecakes. No eating tour of the city would be complete without a fully dressed red hot (at…

Open Year Round
Meals Served
Credit Cards Accepted
Alcohol Served
Outdoor Seating

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